Rowing lessons for 5th graders at Nagahama

From June 2 to late Oct. 2009, Nagahama will host about 7,500 fifth graders from 147 elementary schools in Shiga for rowing lessons as part of the Lake Biwa hands-on experience program (体験学習). This is the first time rowing has been added to the program.

They are using a 5-meter boat seating 8 people to row off the shore of Nagahama. On June 2, the first day, 160 students from four schools rowed while trying to coordinate their rowing timing.

I think they should also start singing Biwako Shuko no Uta (Lake Biwa Rowing Song) either during or after the rowing.